I love details. I love gorgeous close-ups of rings, shoes, and painstakingly sculpted sugar flowers. I love a pretty shot of an empty reception hall glittering with candles before the guests swarm in and clutter it with bags, coats, and half-full glasses of wine. The flowers, the food, the DIY masterpiece… I love it all.
Your wedding is about so much more than all those little details. Your wedding is a day about you and that person you can’t imagine spending your life without promising to love each other forever. It’s about your families and friends being there with you to celebrate and support you. It’s about love.
It’s not about the photographs.
The photographs are about the day.
Your wedding is not a magazine shoot, because you aren’t models and this is real life. We’ll be there to tell the story of this amazing exciting day as it happens, not to fabricate our own story. So many photographers seem to get so wrapped up in capturing the details and creating stunning tableaux, that they miss the point.
Here’s the thing – your wedding photos are going to be awesome! Why? Because you’re getting married!! Take a step away from Pinterest and all the wedding blogs, with their styled wedding shoots and inspiration boards by the truckload. Then breathe. Remember the objective – to document the day, not to create a magazine ad. There’s nothing wrong with documenting it beautifully and artfully (actually, I argue that you attempt to do just that!). Just remember to not get wrapped up in too many of the tiny details.
All that stuff, it’s just icing on the cake (unless it’s fondant, and then it’s fondant on the cake). You can bet that we’re going to get those detail shots, because they’re part of your wedding. But our priority is always going to be the people – the relationships, the emotions, and the love. We’re going to get those photos of a stolen romantic embrace, or your twirling with your niece, or your mom wiping away a tear as she laces you into your dress.
And we’ll also get a picture of your shoes.